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Dec 9, 2019

The Framework to Address Abuse launched earlier this year in October with eleven original signatories. We are proud to announce that there are now 48 signatory registrars and registries that have bound themselves to these principles. 

We encourage any other registrar or registry that does not follow these principles yet to add their names so that we can all do our part to make the DNS and the Internet a more...

Dec 5, 2019

We have another successful IGF meeting in the annals of Internet governance. Below I share a few thoughts and highlights of the event.

Oct 18, 2019

Afilias is pleased to join our fellow DNS industry leaders in supporting the Framework to Address Abuse of the DNS. You can download and read the full Framework document here. DNS abuse undermines confidence in the global internet and we all have a role to play in keeping the internet as safe as it can be. We believe the Framework published today is an important step in moving the discussion...

Sep 13, 2019

Afilias, the world’s second largest domain name registry, today thanks Desiree Z. Miloshevic for her leadership and service to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society Desiree is the longest serving Trustee in ISOC’s history, with 12 years of cumulative service in various capacities. Desiree was elected to the Board 4 (four) times, and also served on the ISOC Organisational Members Advisory Council....

Jul 25, 2019

It is a pleasure to have you here on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the IGF USA. This event is only possible with the support of our sponsors and the tremendous effort of our volunteers, several of whom have been involved since the first event in 2009. I thank all of you; we are sincerely grateful for your contributions.

Jun 10, 2019
We have some exciting updates from IGF-USA. First, the registration for our annual event on 25 July 2019 at CSIS in Washington, DC is now open. Secondly, we have a vibrant agenda and sessions filled with subject matter experts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector. Information can be found at where details are updated regularly....
Mar 6, 2019

With the latest “DNSpionage” attack, ICANN astutely prompted domain name holders to fully deploy DNSSEC on their names. Afilias absolutely supports this and encourages the same. In this post, I remind you of why DNSSEC is important and our continued role.

Feb 26, 2019

The Opportunity rover sent its final transmission. It snowed in Las Vegas and Malibu. A five bald eagle love triangle played out in a DC eagles nest… There’s a lot of eye-popping news unfolding over the past two weeks, and there is another exciting item to add: I’m the newest Co-Chair of IGF-USA!

Nov 19, 2018

The Internet Governance Forum 2018 meeting was an important part of Paris Digital week, bringing together people from across the community towards the end of good internet health and best practices. The event was particularly exciting for Afilias, who helped form a new Dynamic Coalition.

Jan 30, 2018

This month marks the 15th year Afilias has powered the technology and support for Public Interest Registry (PIR) and its stewardship of the .org top level domain.